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Direct Buyer - Automotive - Manufacturing

Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd

Posted on Dec 23, 2022 by Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd

Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom
Engineering
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Direct Buyer

Job purpose

To lead the direct purchasing requirements of the Gillingham Plant, at the right price at the right time.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage as a buyer in delivering on time and the best cost to achieve Gillingham targets on delivery performance.
  • Delivering and executing robust plans for year on year performance.
  • Work closely with category teams to identify opportunities for link and leverage.
  • Drive collaboration with business partners to achieve ongoing competitive edge with their business strategy.
  • Ensure activities are performed with high integrity and in compliance with Global, Divisional and Site procedures and encourage Process and Systems Improvements
  • Facilitate cross functional participation in all cost down initiatives including idea generation in the best cost spares and new equipment.

What we're looking for

Mandatory

  • Experience of suppliers and achieving joint goals.
  • Commercially astute.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in related automotive/engineering environment.
  • Proven record in driving cost down options.
  • An appreciation of technical drawings and specifications.

Desirable

  • Be able to work, present and communicate within all areas of the organisation from shop floor to management.
  • Work independently offsite if required, with limited contact.
  • A strong understanding of AS400 (SAP development) and similar systems.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE

Mandatory

  • Ability to negotiate within an international business environment.
  • Be fluent in multiple languages (English plus other desirable).

Reference: 1833210246

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